I've recently been diagnosed with MS. Most of my problems are with balance, pins and needles, 'heavy' arm and leg, and fatigue. I'm working full time but I have a 30 min drive each way to get there. I find it very tiring, especially as the week goes on. Like a lot of people in the current financial climate, cutting back my hours isn't really an option. Neither is changing my job. I've got an NHS pension in my current job. I'm nearly 50, so with MS as well I can't imagine I would be top of the list of candidates.
I find that I can do things like walk to the shops, but walking back is now really impossible. My question is: at what point do people consider applying for a blue badge, disabled bus pass, DLA? I don't want to claim for anything that I'm not eligible for but at the same time, I'm beginning to find things difficult, especially the fatigue. Some days, I'm not too bad but other days I could just stay in bed all day. Mostly I just need some help so I can carry on doing my job for as long as possible. The last thing I want to to have to give up work. Anyone's advice would be most appreciated.